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Forum: Racing 06-25-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 829
Posted By waldecker
. I was really pissed and got a bit nervous since...

. I was really pissed and got a bit nervous since I had never ridden the Prolog Track. Thus my one and only shot at qualifying would be a blind crap shoot. There were rumours that the front...
Forum: Australia 06-25-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 24,281
Posted By waldecker
Nice video; but I'm pretty sure the bits with...

Nice video; but I'm pretty sure the bits with Toby and Billy Geddes side by side are not shot on the actual Finke race track but on the Alice Springs off road club area.... the track is far too...
Forum: Australia 06-11-2015, 03:25 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 24,281
Posted By waldecker
No chance in hell, but having great fun...

No chance in hell, but having great fun nevertheless. That bike is awesome in the desert!
Forum: Australia 06-11-2015, 03:04 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 24,281
Posted By waldecker
Lyndon pics

Had only crappy mobile at hand, but caught #622 in the prologue
http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s379/mthumm/DSC_0098_zps9bmi0cjc.jpg...
Forum: Australia 06-08-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 24,281
Posted By waldecker
Gundy spoke to Lyndon on track and Lyndon said it...

Gundy spoke to Lyndon on track and Lyndon said it was the longest mx track he has ridden in the world

Did some sweep riding again and, having been on the track virtually every year since 2005 I...
Forum: Australia 06-08-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 24,281
Posted By waldecker
Scobes finished with a class podium-3rd in 250cc...

Scobes finished with a class podium-3rd in 250cc 4stroke :clap- great effort in a hotly contested class beating quite a few well supported competitors.
Forum: Australia 06-06-2015, 02:46 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 24,281
Posted By waldecker
Phil had a rather big stack cartwheeling down the...

Phil had a rather big stack cartwheeling down the track after hitting a kicker at full noise. Was badly concussed at the scene and shipped to hospital.....
No start for him tomorrow I would guess.
Forum: Australia 05-23-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 24,281
Posted By waldecker
Alice - Kulgera 280k- 2.5-3h if you allow for a...

Alice - Kulgera 280k- 2.5-3h if you allow for a coffee+fuel stop in Kulgera

Kulgera - Finke 136k of (usually) good dirt- under 2h unless you are stuck in the dust behind a slow truck....
My...
Forum: Racing 04-24-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,363
Posted By waldecker
Re weight: just to give an idea- this very...

Re weight: just to give an idea- this very bashplate, but with water tank and tool compartment fitted weights in at 2.45kg...
I would guess that the bare weight would be less than 1.5kg
Thickness...
Forum: Australia 04-18-2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 17,784
Posted By waldecker
Michelin 02 and Pirelli Scorpion Rallye in...

Michelin 02 and Pirelli Scorpion Rallye in 120/80-18
Used several times before without issues
The second wheel was the same (with new mousse..) and lasted the other 850k...
Forum: Australia 04-18-2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 17,784
Posted By waldecker
Nope, my F2R is doing just fine. Plus, I...

Nope, my F2R is doing just fine.

Plus, I would not be able to afford one at the moment- have to invest in mousses first:
http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s379/mthumm/DSC_0019_zpsednvrmqk.jpg...
Forum: Australia 04-17-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 17,784
Posted By waldecker
Or start wearing those G-force sensors in the...

Or start wearing those G-force sensors in the earplugs so he can compare his crashes with Fernando A....
Forum: Australia 04-17-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 17,784
Posted By waldecker
Hi Neil. Guess it's time to buy an Aurora...

Hi Neil.

Guess it's time to buy an Aurora RB...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1,153
Views: 105,167
Posted By waldecker
Bashplates

Inmate michael1968 of RallyeRaid Engineering fame would be able to whip you up an exact copy of the RFR Carbon/Kevlar bashplate, with or without toolbox-
once he is healed up that is!...
Forum: Australia 04-13-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 17,784
Posted By waldecker
okedoke pics

:clap
Thanks for those amazing shots- keep them coming!
Dylan De Szabo (52) - [ Waldeckers mate I think ] on SS1 Sunday morning ...

Dylan aka South Africa is well known to a few inmates here...
Forum: Racing 03-18-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 110,620
Posted By waldecker
For example, when's the last time a team...

For example, when's the last time a team principal stopped to have a cup of coffee with fans in the stands?

Fair enough, but that particular viewing platform was part of the so called Melbourne...
Forum: Australia 03-05-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 24,281
Posted By waldecker
Finke Entries

Had a look at the entry list today and found one unexpected name:
<table class="ui-jqgrid-btable" role="presentation" tabindex="0" id="grid" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr...
Forum: Australia 03-03-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,523
Posted By waldecker
Uswe?

Might be worth a look, but probably not fully waterproof:
http://www.uswe-sports.com/prod/A4-Challenger-30L-BGR_151652/MOTO_11236/ENG/USD

I recently bought the USWE A2 backpack, and I am...
Forum: Australia 03-03-2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 17,784
Posted By waldecker
Thanks for your encouragement Ben but you might...

Thanks for your encouragement Ben
but you might agree (now that you own one yourself :clap) that for Condo the RFR seems to be a bit of an overkill....
If there is ever another Safari Adventure...
Forum: Australia 03-01-2015, 01:56 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 17,784
Posted By waldecker
Same Berg as last year- at my pace riding the...

Same Berg as last year- at my pace riding the Kato would look a bit stupid I'm afraid.....
Forum: Australia 02-28-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 17,784
Posted By waldecker
Entries

So is mine

#45 (I hope..)
Forum: Australia 02-25-2015, 02:39 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 24,281
Posted By waldecker
NSW Finke competitors- bike transport?

Reading about people getting organised for Finke- anyone from Sydney or Central West NSW going to compete in Finke having a spare space to transport a bike (reasonable budget contribution...
Forum: Racing 02-23-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 35,079
Posted By waldecker
Well, if they fitted the Auroras to their...

Well, if they fitted the Auroras to their customer RFR they would need 50+/year don't you think?
Forum: Racing 02-23-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 35,079
Posted By waldecker
Looking at that roadbook - KTM better buy a...

Looking at that roadbook - KTM better buy a pallet of Auroras:norton
Forum: Racing 02-23-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6,418
Views: 829,819
Posted By waldecker
KTM bailing out GasGas is probably just a rumour...

KTM bailing out GasGas is probably just a rumour - or wishful thinking.
It has been written about for a while in German/Austrian media, but with GasGas reportedly owing the banks 24 Million Euros it...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 6,838
Views: 1,065,746
Posted By waldecker
I think one was used in dakar That's...

I think one was used in dakar

That's correct, the original Dakarberg had that very modification. I bought that bike a few years later and, probably due to material fatigue, 3 or so years after it...
Forum: Racing 01-26-2015, 02:20 AM
Replies: 6,418
Views: 829,819
Posted By waldecker
Re Kinigadner interview in Austrian (which is not quite German)

Well, there is quite a bit more news in that interview that I did not read elsewhere:
- He rates Coma as the outstanding Dakar rider, claims that this year MC opened the track for more than 50% of...
Forum: Racing 01-23-2015, 12:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 593
Posted By waldecker
Brembo Drilling

Hi Matt,

That's a very common modification on rallye conversions done all over the world- I had it done on my Berg and no concerns whatsoever. I guess Brembo have placed their logo in that exact...
Forum: Racing 01-15-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 933,412
Posted By waldecker
I'm really interested to know how the only carb...

I'm really interested to know how the only carb bike is fairing out there. :D

That's not quite correct, the "old" KTM RFR (with the exhaust on the left hand side) that a lot of the privateers...
Forum: Racing 01-15-2015, 12:39 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 933,412
Posted By waldecker
Hi vs Low front fenders?

Has anyone insight into the front fender choice with the bikes?
I know that the low item supposedly improves airflow to the radiators,and the KTMs come with both options ,whereas Honda seems to...
Forum: Racing 01-14-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 933,412
Posted By waldecker
Don't know if it's 205, but no flat 4- they are...

Don't know if it's 205, but no flat 4- they are using a (stock) 3l V6 Diesel straight out of the VW Touareg
Apparently they are planning to offer customer cars for 2016, considerably cheaper package...
Forum: Racing 01-09-2015, 02:51 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 933,412
Posted By waldecker
Even more remarkable seeing them so relaxed...

Even more remarkable seeing them so relaxed considering it looks very much like a stage finish...
Forum: Australia 01-08-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 69,537
Posted By waldecker
Just wondering if they are all like this or mine...

Just wondering if they are all like this or mine has been painted over. both front tanks have them

Hi Boyter,
I am by no means an expert on RFRs, but my 2013 model in original condition is the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6,838
Views: 1,065,746
Posted By waldecker
@ pinevalley

Thanks for sharing!
That's about the most elaborate fuel plumbing I have ever seen on a multi-tank Berg and probably the way to go if one needs to connect 6 different fuel outlets....:norton
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6,838
Views: 1,065,746
Posted By waldecker
Sorry, no pics for a nomad on a Berg- but...

Sorry, no pics for a nomad on a Berg- but considering the setup is not so much different from a KTM EXC I would think it should not be a problem- all it needs is a reasonably flat surface just behind...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6,838
Views: 1,065,746
Posted By waldecker
Hi Zimi, Did you try and install the Safari...

Hi Zimi,

Did you try and install the Safari rear tank already? There are subtle differences between the OEM subframe and the 70 degree Tank, and I am not sure the mounting hardware from Safari...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6,838
Views: 1,065,746
Posted By waldecker
I don't think there is a "best" solution- I had...

I don't think there is a "best" solution- I had both front and rear Safari tanks and front Safari plus 70 Degree rear connected, but never the 2 rears only...
Issue is the confined space between...
Forum: Australia 12-11-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 685
Posted By waldecker
Hi, I ride the Pinnacle FT/Dark Corner Mt TR...

Hi,
I ride the Pinnacle FT/Dark Corner Mt TR loop quite frequently, coming in via the Blackbutt Mountain FT- although I never took anything heavier than a 570 Berg I guess a competent rider would...
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1,153
Views: 105,167
Posted By waldecker
Hi Orangecicle, I am with you having a thing...

Hi Orangecicle,

I am with you having a thing for the 450RFR- that's why I now own the very bike from Grabbo:
http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s379/mthumm/DSC_0087a_zps45d1acdb.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 647
Posted By waldecker
Unless you need it in a hurry I'd personally...

Unless you need it in a hurry I'd personally just order 2-3 of the genuine KTM ones and then change them every 20.000 kms or so, cheap enough and perfect fitment without having to tinker.
...
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